Products & Solutions
Connectivity Solutions for Hazardous Locations
The Han? Ex NEC 500 Class 1, Div ll product series is an extension of the Han? Ex product line. This series meets all the electrical requirements for implementing of high-quality connectivity solutions in hazardous locations in the Americas.?
Comparison of Hazardous Location Standards
NEC 500 is the regulatory standard for electrical connectivity in hazardous/explosive locations in the Americas that compiles to requirements according to the EN 60079 standard. Similarly, the ATEX Directive complies to the EN 60079 standard for the European market and the IECEx standard complies to the EN 60079 standard internationally.
American Standards for Hazardous Locations
This hazardous connection interface is designed to meet the requirements for ignition protection under a Class 1 Div ll environment according to the American standard NEC 500 (National Electrical Code). This standard describes different areas of possible explosive atmospheres and complies to the EN 60079 standard for explosive location applications. The picture to the left shows an environment where different classes and divisions may reside. According to NEC 500 for Class 1 Div ll, the presence of flammable gas, vapor or dust, classifies a location as a Class 1 environment. Furthermore, Class 1 is subdivided into three divisions depending on the probability of flammable substance in the respective location sufficient enough to ignite with a spark. Division ll, in normal operation, is defined as an area with low probability of containing dangerous concentration of flammable substances and also contains the substance in a closed system.??
- Certified to National Electric Code's NEC 500 Class 1, Division ll standard?
- IP65 rated (minimum) and up to IP67
- Available sizes: 3A to 48B
- Termination options: Crim, Screw, Han-Quick Lock?
- Thread Sizes M20 to M40 for cable outlet?
- Temperature range: -20 to +40 °C
- UL file number: E482115
1. Metal locking levers require tools to open
Advantage:?Does not allow opening of levers by hand
Benefit:?Prevents opening levers/connector unintentionally in an explosive atmosphere?
2. Quick connect and disconnect
Advantage:?Increased installation speed without special tools and improved safety and vibration-proof?
Benefit:?Reduces maintenance downtime and troubleshooting compared to hardwiring alternative?
3. High density contact inserts
Advantage:?Increased number of poles within a defined profile?
Benefit:?Space saving - ability to place additional conductors per each connector?
Han? Ex? Offering
Connectors approved for Class I Div 2 environments